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4 Things Armstrong and Aldrin Left Behind

Some of it is nice (messages of hope!), some not so much (human waste)
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2019 12:24 PM CDT
In this July 20, 1969 file photo, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the US flag on the lunar surface.   (AP Photo/NASA, File)

(Newser) – When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin departed the moon, they left more than 100 things behind. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing this weekend, Florida Today has a list of seven of the most interesting. A sampling:

  • Tributes: A patch from the Apollo 1 mission, commemorating the three astronauts who died when a fire broke out in the command module during a training exercise, was left on the moon as well as medals honoring the fallen Russian cosmonauts Vladimir Komarov and Yuri Gagarin.

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